So, the inspiration this week at You'll Shoot Your Eye Out?
Song-Ography ~ Up On The Roof
The song brings back the memory of me as a kid .. alone in my room.. listening to the radio late at night. I loved that song! Imagining what it would be like to live in a city with concrete surfaces all around. Loud noises of cars and buses intent on getting to their destinations. People's conversations drifting up from the pavement below. Such a stark contrast to where I lived in Connecticut, where we were surrounded by acreage and the houses were buffered by statuesque trees! Oh, how I wanted to go out into the world and live this completely different lifestyle!
Who would have thought that, many years later, my dreams would come true! Chicago! Great city with energy that jolts right through you! Towering concrete buildings creating winding canyons all around the city. Lights blazing... taxis careening around corners... people walking Michigan Avenue until the wee hours of the morning. And my favorite way to enjoy the city? At night, when I am part of that "hustlin' crowd", stopping for a moment to look straight up at the roof tops ablaze in color. Making me feel so alive!